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12                                           FLORA INDICA.

Sami gsusiles, sulcati. Folia longe petiolala, Integra vel ssepius 3-secta; foliola
coriacea, reticulato-venosa, 3-4 uncias longa, 4-2 lata, ovata vel ovato-lanceolata
aeuminata hasi rotundata vel eordata, integenima vel subserrata. Pamcula decom-
positee. JBrqctea siepius minute, sed interdum foliacese. Pedicelti longi, graciles.
Mdbastri cylindracei. Sepala erecta, oblonga, 4-5 lineas longa, subacuta, margine
prsesertim puberula. Filamenta ad antheram usque longe sericeo-pilosa. Achenia


1.  C. IwMfolia (DC. Jbyst. i, 140, Prod. i. 4),

Described irom a flowerless specimen, is indeterminable, but most be either C.
ffremaflora or C. WigMana. C. loasifolia of Don, Prod. 191, is also indetermi-
nable without an authentic specimen, but it is probably a form of C. Buchananiana.

2.  C. sca&wqfolia (DC. Syst, i. 154, Prod. i. 7); in India? (Herb.
Mus. Par.)

3.  0. mfow (DC. Syst. i. 154, Prod. i. 7); in India?  (Herb. Mua.

4.  C. eomow (DC. Syst. i. 156, Prod. i. 8); in Ind. Or. (Herb. Mus.

This may perhaps be C. triloba, Heyne.

5.  C. grwa (Wall. Cat. 4671! non Benth.)   Taong Dong, Ava.

We have examined the specimen of this plant in the Linnean Society's Herbarium.
It is not in flower or fruit, and is the terminal shoot of a young plant. The leaves
are 8^10 inches in length, bipinnate, the leaflets of thin texture, oblong-lanceolate,
coarsely toothed or incised, and about S inches long. It is probably an unclescribed


Sepala sestivatione imbricata. Petala nulla vel plana. Carpella mo-
nosperma, semine pendulo.—Herbae/oZm aHernis,


Iimfacrum sub flore nullum. iSepala 4-5, eestivatione imbricata.
Petala nulla. Stamina numerosa. Carpella monosperma, indebiscen-
tia, ecandata.—Herbee perennes; caulibus annuls; jBioribus paniculaMs,

This is a very extensive genus, the species of which are abundant throughout the
northern hemisphere and the mountains of the tropics, but which is only represented
south of the tropics by one or two species at the Cape of Good Hope. All the species
are subject to great variation in the size and form of the leaves, which are usually
much divided. They are very widely spread over lie mountainous parts of India, more
especially In the Himalaya, and the Indian species seem quite as variable as those of
Europe, the number of which is, we are convinced, very muck over-estimated in
modfox-'systematic works. Most of the Indian species inhabit the shady moun-
tain forests of the Himalaya during the rainy season, and are very different from
those of Europe, some of them being the same as those which inhabit the Indian
islands, wh2e others will probably be found to extend into the still unknown moun-
tain districts of West China, The alpine species however are European, and are
quite as plentiful in the Himalaya as on the mountains of Europe and Siberia. It